ALONE STAYS DECENT
As predicted last week, it was Alone that led the show at the box-office. The horror affair had a target audience in mind and in that aspect, the Bhushan Patel film pretty much scored in the territories and the centers where it was expected to do well. As a result, the film collected well at single screens, as a result of which around ` 15 crore came in. The film has basically a week to score well since Baby and Dolly Ki Doli arrive next (with chances of Messenger of God coming in as well), which means count of shows would be curtailed in the second week. I had a low start, though it was still better than many other Tamil and Telugu films that arrive in Hindi at a panIndia level. The word of mouth is average to good for the film and it managed to make a ` 7 crore weekend. In fact the film is going in the same direction as Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop which had similar collections and while ` 10 crore would be crossed, it would be interesting to see how far does it go from here. As expected, both Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene and Crazy Cukkad Family were washouts on Day One itself, though the Zayed Khan starrer fetched better reviews than expected. Much more planned promotion, marketing and release could have helped its cause.